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16 March 2017

Steritech to build x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia

iia member Steritech has announced plans to build an x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia. The investment is being made by Steritech and the Victoria State Government. For more information follow the links: Victoria State Government Media Release Press Comment – Produce Plus Steritech website

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3 March 2017

New seed treatment machine in Germany

After years of testing, Evonta-Technology GmbH based in Radeberg, Germany has now fully commercialized their grain treatment machine EVONTA e-3 for which they received the ‘Machine of the Year’ Prize of the DLV (Dutch Agricultural Extension Service) in 2016. Using low energy electron beam, the machine can treat up to 30 tons per hour of[…]

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28 February 2017

Food Irradiation Q&A

A useful summary answering frequently asked questions about food irradiation can be found below: Q & A Food Irradiation  

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26 February 2017

Canada permits the irradiation of ground beef

Canada has been considering the approval of irradiation for a number of years. Permission to irradiate fresh and frozen raw ground beef has been given and was published in the Canada Gazette on February 13, 2017. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association submitted an application in 1998. Following several high profile cases of foodborne illness resulting from[…]

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22 February 2017

Steritech rebrand and sponsorship

Australian contract sterilisation and decontamination company and iia member Steritech have recently rebranded their business with a new logo and positioning line of ‘Protecting What Matters’. They also launched their new website this week at Steritech, along with other iia members MEVEX and CGN Dasheng and Zhongke Hi-Wits, are also sponsors of the Seventh[…]

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13 February 2017

IMRP – Book of Abstracts

Electronic versions of the Book of Abstracts and Detailed Program are available for IMRP attendees and iia members. These will be added to the Resource section in the members area of the iia website and will be available on the website. Click here: Book of Abstracts Click here: Detailed Program The IMRP special edition of the[…]

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7 February 2017

Phytosanitary Irradiation

iia members Mevex,, Steritech, CGN Dasheng, IBA and Nordion are sponsoring the  Seventh Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum which is being held between March 21-22, 2017. The agenda for the 2017 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum at Chapman University is now available (see here). Further details about the event can be in our “events” listing.

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1 February 2017

New Food Irradiation Book

This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. The book titled “Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce” was written by Rivka Barkai-Golan and Peter Follett. The book intends to present the[…]

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